Oblige and Tell


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Oblige verb – To do a service or favor for.
Tell and oblige are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Oblige".
Nearby Words: obligation, obliging, obligate, obligingly, obligor
Synonyms for Oblige


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Tell verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: told us to sit still and wait

Oblige and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Oblige" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

family oblige family tell family
way oblige way tell way
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